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Comes a Horseman

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:59 am
by MichaelB
Confirmed in the latest BFI press release:
16 September - The acclaimed Western, Comes a Horseman (1978), Alan J Pakula’s tale of ranching in the 1940s, will have its UK Blu-ray premiere. Shot by Gordon Willis, it has a stellar cast including Jane Fonda, James Caan and Jason Robards, as well as an Oscar®-nominated performance from long-time stuntman Richard Farnsworth.

Re: Comes a Horseman

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:50 pm
by knives
Not a great movie, but a lot better than it's Dallas reputation suggests.

Re: Comes a Horseman

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:08 pm
by dda1996a
Didn't someone here hope for a Blu-ray release of this?

Re: Comes a Horseman

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:25 pm
by domino harvey
TT already put it out a few years ago

Re: Comes a Horseman

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am
by MichaelB
Full specs announced:
Comes a Horseman
Directed by Alan J. Pakula

James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards

Blu-ray release on 16 September 2019


Set in the American West during the 1940s, Comes a Horseman centres on a pair of little-guy ranchers (Jane Fonda and James Caan) who join forces against the depredations of a ruthless land baron (Jason Robards) determined to expand his empire at any cost.

On 23 September 2019 the BFI brings Alan J Pakula’s (All the President’s Men, Sophie’s Choice) singular western to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Special features include a new audio commentary, a Guardian Interview with the director and an interview with Jane Fonda filmed at BFI Southbank in 2018.

Shot by the incomparable Gordon Willis, with music by the great Michael Small, Comes a Horseman features an indelible performance from long-time stuntman Richard Farnsworth, which garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1978.

Special features
• Newly commissioned feature-length audio commentary by novelist and scriptwriter Scott Harrison
• The Guardian Interview: Alan J Pakula (1986, 95 mins, audio): the director in conversation with Quentin Falk, recorded at the National Film Theatre in 1986
• Isolated music track
• Jane Fonda in Conversation (2018, 71 mins): interviewed by Samira Ahmed at BFI Southbank in October 2018
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery
• Hereford Pedigree Cattle (1937, Mary Field, 10 mins): a subtly charming portrait of agricultural life in the west of England, featuring some fine pedigree cattle
• The Grassy Shires (1944, Ralph Keene, 15 mins): a Ministry of Information film showing how cattle and dairy farms of the Midlands adapt to meet the demands of war
• Illustrated booklet with new writing by Peter Tonguette, Brad Stevens and Peter Kramer and full film credits (NB. first pressing only)

Product details
RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1350 / Cert 15
USA / 1978 / colour / 119 mins / English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 2.35:1 / BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit)